COVAX needs $35 bln-$45 bln next year to vaccinate adults - WHO

by Reuters
Monday, 3 May 2021 15:06 GMT

FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

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World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged world leaders about the funds on Monday

(Corrects figure to $35 bln-$45 bln from $35-40 bln)

GENEVA, May 3 (Reuters) - The global COVAX programme needs $35 billion to $45 billion to vaccinate adults next year against COVID-19, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday.

(Reporting by Emma Farge and Stephanie Nebehay, Editing by Michael Shields and Matthias Blamont)